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Historically black colleges, universities get boost under measure sailing through Congress

Two weeks ago, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware introduced legislation to assist historically black colleges and universities.

NYC has the country’s most segregated schools; will the city’s plan to change that make its best schools worse?

New York City is the most diverse city in the country, if not the world, according to a variety of measures. However, when it comes to the city's public school system, it is a very different story.

HBCU Night at the Barclays Center

HBCU Night took place at the Barclays Center last Friday, Feb. 8.

Embracing my imperfections studying abroad in London

Growing up in North Carolina, I was shy and my need to be perfect in everything I did made it difficult to connect with others.

Woody Strode, impressive on the gridiron and the screen

Almost on the same day the media was celebrating the centenary of Jackie Robinson’s birth, one of the cable television outlets that feature classic shows broadcast the 1977 TV series “How the West Was Won.”

State Senator Kevin Parker supports #THRIVENYC

In November 2015, first lady Chirlane McCray launched #ThriveNYC, an initiative that takes a hands on approach to addressing the mental health needs of New York City residents.

Celebrate Black History Month in NYC

What to do during Black History Month, from a poetry slam to a trolley tour, as recommended by locals

Zelda Wynn Valdes, a dress designer of the stars

In a recent edition of The New York Times the special section titled “Overlooked” listed several African-Americans who deserved obituaries but never received them.

For Black Children, Attending School Is an Act of Racial Justice

As a seemingly twisted way to ring in 2019, the Trump administration has sent a loud and clear message that it’s okay for educators and school leaders to keep Black children out of school buildings and exclude them from opportunities ...

AKAs to present more than $1.6 million to HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in partnership with its Educational Advancement Foundation, recently announced the establishment of the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund, which was created to bolster the financial stability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Eleven-year-old prodigy studies physics at Southern University

While most 11-year-olds are worrying about video games, TV and sports, 11-year-old Elijah Precciely is worrying about making sure he has enough hours to study physics.

Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World for Dreamers Academy

Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World for Dreamers Academy.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 15, is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since 1983, the third Monday...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day fast facts

Here's a look at Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January.

Michael B. Jordan surprises students at Newark high school

Famed actor and Newark native Michael B. Jordan surprised students at Barringer High School last week in hopes of inspiring them to pursue their dreams.

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